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University of Hertfordshire Reviews

Updated 4 August 2018
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University of Hertfordshire Vice-Chancellor Quintin McKellar
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Pros
  • "Good annual leave including bank holidays (if full time) and closure between xmas and new year (only beneficial for substantive staff)" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Friendly Staff and Management, Fantastic Facilities" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Unclear prospects for career progression" (in 2 reviews)

  • "Were not open to new ideas/innovations" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Learning Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Hertfordshire full-time

    Pros

    Friendly Staff who are always willing to help

    Cons

    Some resources limited
    Frustrating learning culture shown by a majority of students


  2. "studen ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Student Ambasador in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Student Ambasador in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Hertfordshire part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    really good regular work vacancies

    Cons

    sometimes hard to work compulsory open days etc.

  3. "Boring University"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Hertfordshire part-time

    Pros

    Good salary but that's about all

    Cons

    Bad management, stuck in the 1950s, no opportunity for new ideas


  4. "KTP Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Hertfordshire full-time

    Pros

    - A lot of activities and on campus discounts.

    Cons

    Not applicable as the university gives everything you need.


  5. "Decent uni"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Hertfordshire full-time

    Pros

    Everything's pretty straightforward and relaxed

    Cons

    Too relaxed environment more focused on the experience


  6. "Good place to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Hertfordshire full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed but productive at the same time. Friendly staff.

    Cons

    Not all departments are research oriented. Focus tends to go to teaching only.


  7. "Hertfordshire Sports Village"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Hertfordshire part-time

    Pros

    Friendly Staff and Management, Fantastic Facilities

    Cons

    No progression, not full time contracts; part time

  8. "Technical assistant team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Hertfordshire part-time

    Pros

    calm and friendly team.
    fun working environment

    Cons

    favoritism towards certain people.
    not enough hours available
    lack of on-going training

    Advice to Management

    make an on-going rota


  9. "Poor deal for students and teaching staff"

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    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer
    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Hertfordshire full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A good start for post-docs looking to gain teaching experience and move quickly to other posts in UK HEI.

    UH provides a Waitrose voucher per annum at Christmas for their staff.

    Cons

    Morale at rock-bottom
    High-staff turnover, large workload and no support.
    Students not valued and resources poor. Just numbers on a spreadsheet.
    My Exp - 1 FTE member to 67 students in each year.
    Full of Hourly paid staff not experienced - HE on a shoestring.

    Advice to Management

    It does not matter, staff have raised their concerns repeatedly.


  10. "Student Ambassador"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Hertfordshire part-time

    Pros

    Friendly Staff and good working condition

    Cons

    I haven't had any problems so far


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